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July at the Galleries

Published Friday 23 June 2017

Painting from Brudenell Primary School

Armitage at the Biennale, life drawing classes, children's Footsteps into Art, Tuesday Treasure

Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield

Date: Saturday 1 July 2017
Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Court
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: £10, booking required

Join us in our monthly Life Drawing class with Gallery favourite and experienced tutor and artist, Rob Oldfield. 

This workshop is open to everyone, from newcomers who want to take up a hobby through to experienced artists looking to hone their sketching skills.
Materials will be supplied but please feel free to bring your own too.

Rob Oldfield has been leading our life drawing classes since August 2014 and everyone is a fan! Rob is a York-based artist, graphic designer, sign-writer, art technician and tutor. He has modelled for life classes for many years as well as teaching life drawing to his students. As a tutor, Rob encourages, advises and listens so please do come along and take advantage of his skills and experience.

Suitable for ages 16 +

Please note there is a £10 charge for this workshop.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system

For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Kenneth Armitage and 'The Geometry of Fear'  

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2017
Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Court
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Cost: Free, booking required 

Join Dr Joanne Crawford for an insightful talk on Leeds-born artist Kenneth Armitage.

At the 1952 Venice Biennale Kenneth Armitage was part of an exhibition of young sculptors showing their work in the British Pavilion. This event not only marked a significant point in the development of his work, particularly in the 1950s, but also informs how he is now discussed within the canons of art history. 

The critic Herbert Read after visiting the exhibition declared it to be a response to and a part of 'The Geometry of Fear'; this title will be the starting point for this talk in which the wider social, political and cultural contexts of Armitage's work will be considered. 

This talk accompanies Kenneth Armitage: Sculpture and drawing of the 1950s, on show until the 15th July. 

Dr Joanne Crawford is the author of the Kenneth Armitage exhibition catalogue essay and director of Student Education and Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Leeds. 

This talk is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system

For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Image: Kenneth Armitage, 'Footballers', (detail) 1953, ink and wash on paper. Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Clark Fine Art / The Kenneth Armitage Foundation

Footsteps into Art Display  

21 June - 19 August 2017 

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will be showcasing work from five local primary schools as part of the Footsteps into Art project.

Footsteps into Art is an exciting project in its second year.  It introduces primary and secondary level pupils to fine art practices in a gallery setting. Over the past two years, pupils have been working hard to learn new art skills and create interesting and unique pieces of art, all drawing inspiration from the University Art Collection here at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.

The exhibition will showcase work by pupils from Blenheim Primary School, Brudenell Primary School, Little London Community Primary School, Quarry Mount Primary School and Leeds City Academy.

Tuesday Treasure: Witnessing the Revolution  

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free, drop-in activity

The exhibition 'Caught in the Russian Revolution: the British Community in Petrograd 1917-18' features letters, diaries and photographs describing events during the revolution of 1917. 

Drop in to the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery between 12noon - 2pm to explore more eyewitness accounts of the seismic events witnessed by British people living in Russia at this time.